About Compassion International

Compassion International exists as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults.

About Us Releasing Children From Poverty
in Jesus' Name

"Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done."
- Proverbs 19:17

Our Finances

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Outstanding stewardship is more than a priority for us. It’s a passion and deeply held value.

Our Mission

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We are a "Great Commandment" and "Great Commission" ministry boldly working for long-term impact.

Our History

reverend everett swanson holding a korean war orphan

One man’s act of compassion for South Korean war orphans in 1952 has grown into a worldwide ministry.

Our Photography

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Our photography shows the dignity and hope of the poor despite the oppression poverty inflicts.

Our Principles

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We aspire to be more like our Savior, Jesus Christ, in who we are and what we do.

Our Blue Corner

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Our blue corner helps communicate our brand unhindered by language or other cultural barriers.

What Makes Compassion Distinct? Church Based. Child Focused. Christ Centered.
What makes Compassion distinct? Compassion is church based with over 7,000 international church partners helping children in poverty. What makes Compassion distinct? Compassion is child focused with over 1.8 million sponsored children. What makes Compassion distinct? Compassion is a Christ centered ministry to children in poverty. Over 158,000 kids & moms invited Jesus to be their Savior over the last year.